Autocar SWOT Analysis, Competitors & USP

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SWOT Analysis of Autocar with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis


Parent Company

Haymarket Motoring Publications Ltd.




Media & Entertainment

Tagline/ Slogan

The Best Car News and Reviews; First for car news and reviews; The World's oldest car magazine


The Autocar magazines are the oldest auto magazines in the world

Autocar STP


Car and Bike enthusiasts

Target Group

Car and Bike enthusiasts from middle class and upper middle class


A magazine that provides complete car and bike information

Autocar SWOT Analysis


Below is the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats (SWOT) Analysis of Autocar :

1. It is the largest selling monthly auto magazine in India.
2. The parent company operates several international editions around the world such as Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, China.
3. The brand is very popular in India as well as internationally.
4. The magazine has some very credible and popular auto experts on its panel.
5. Top of the mind automobile magazine world over


1.Strong competition from other brands means limited market share growth
2. Since internet and other magazines & newspapers give similar news, brand loyalty at times is less and brand switching is high


1.Sponsoring sports events and involving sports enthusiasts
2.By making good use of the virtual and social media space, the magazine can increase its popularity.

3. By offering special offers on subscriptions in colleges and offices, the magazine can try to widen its customer base.


1. A number of car and bikeshows have come up on TV and they are competing for the same space.
2.With the advent of the internet the scope of print media is declining.
3.Several media houses in India are coming up with auto magazines and have a better distribution channel than Autocar.

Autocar Competition


Below are the 3 main Autocar competitors :

2.Over Drive
3.Top Gear

The brandguide table above concludes the Autocar SWOT analysis along with its marketing and brand parameters. Similar analysis has also been done for the competitors of the company belonging to the same category, sector or industry.


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